Tag Archives: hearty sides

Hasselback au Gratin Potatoes

I have a little secret. I’ve been holding out on you. See, I’ve been making these Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes for months now and never posted them. They’re amazing, they’re gorgeous and they’re amazing. Oh, I said that already. Well, I can’t say it enough.

Hasselback au Gratin Potatoes

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Rice with a Puerto Rican Flair

I gotta admit that usually when I’m looking for a killer side, I’m thinking potatoes. What can I say? I’m from the North and have Irish roots – so maybe it’s genetic, lol! Sometimes rice just feels right, though, and it definitely did when I served Pernil, an herby, garlicky pork roast with Puerto Rican roots. Whoever guesses what recipe is coming next gets a prize…a free recipe for Pernil!

Rice with a Puerto Rican Flair
Rice with a Puerto Rican Flair

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My Sister’s Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing

Have you ever wished there could be a Turkey Stuffing permeated with the rich flavor and smokiness of bacon? One that’s fantastic in the bird & in a casserole? A seriously crave-worthy stuffing?

My Sister's Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing
My Sister’s Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing

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Cheesy Au Gratin Potato Stacks

I’ve been tortured and tantalized for months now with photos and videos of Potato Stacks on Pinterest and Facebook. I was having serious potato envy. I was like, “I want I want I want!!” And finally, I took the leap. Cheesy Au Gratin Potato Stacks. Yum.

Cheesy Au Gratin Potato Stackers
Cheesy Au Gratin Potato stacks

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Syracuse Salted Potatoes

When I was looking for a side for my Spiedies, I saw a comment on Youtube from a lady who said she always served Salted Potatoes with her Spiedies. I was intrigued. See, I’ve heard of potatoes baked in a salt crust, but this was a new one on me!

Syracuse Salted Potatoes - you can just see the fine layer of salt.
Syracuse Salted Potatoes – you can just see the fine layer of salt.

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Potato, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Gratin

I wish I had better pictures of these au gratin potatoes…rich, satiny, silky and utterly decadent, I make these sometimes for Holiday dinners, or any special dinner that needs a killer side.

Potato Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Gratin
Potato Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Gratin

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Baked Cheesy Grits

So it might seem that I’m on a bit of a grits kick – I made Cheesy Grits recently to go with my Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique. And today I’m posting another Cheesy Grits recipe to go with Grillades & Grits. It’s not that you just can’t have too many grits recipes, but that they’re both really good.

Grillades & Grits - here with Cheesy Baked Grits
Grillades & Grits – here with Cheesy Baked Grits

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